The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Steven A. Cook joins Michael to discuss the Trump admin's bombing of Syria in retaliation for gas attacks. Trump's immediate about-face on Assad. What comes after the strikes? The role the Trump admin's rhetoric and signals played in Assad's apparent willingness to push the line. What practical reason could Assad have had to risk using sarin gas. How we got to now in Syria.

Then, an interview Sam did with Vicky Ward on Rebekah Mercer and the Mercer family's influence in politics.

For members: Sam and Janeane speak with late comedian George Carlin, from the Air America archives.

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Recorded April 8th at the Bell House in Brooklyn at Podfest 2017. For Members: Stephen Colbert talks with Sam and Janeane in 2006.

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Cliff Schecter explains the incoherence military action in Syria. Where are the "moderate" rebels? What we can actually accomplish in terms of helping refugees. Why Trump can't lead a war. The medias relentless failure to cover Syria and why we need to vigilant. Farred Zakaria pathetically calls Trump our President. Brian Williams gets bizarre and poetic about war and the Republicans use the nuclear option to confirm Gorsuch.

On The Fun Half: Mitch McConnell nukes the filibuster and lies. Sam revisits his debate with Jimmy Dore. Betsy DeVos makes a bizarre visit to a college campus. A new student loan forgiveness scam from the Department of Education. Alex Jones says that the United States is preparing to nuke. And your calls and IMs.

Cast Sam Seder, Michael Brooks Matt Lech and Kelly Carey

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Deven Nunes out on the Intelligence Committee and replaced by someone who might be worse and more on Fox's sexual harassment culture.

Chris Hayes, host of the Chris Hayes Show and author of, A Colony in a Nation, explains Richard Nixon's role in the creation of the modern law and order state. Colonialism and American revolution. Why smugglers were popular in early American history. Colonial era smuggling and the modern drug war. The murder of Eric Garner and Jefferson's attack on the crown. Policing and revenue and Ferguson. Police as occupying forces. White fear and American history. Police violence, African Americans and recurring themes in American history. What changed in 1968. Jeff Sessions unshackles police departments and the return of private prisons. What fuels change? Is there a way to change white fear and pathology? Understanding Trump's mind and American bigotry and The what people are missing about the Nunes story.

On The Fun Half: Sam and Michael imagine a Steve Bannon, Jared Kushner fight after news breaks that Bannon calls Kushner a "cuck" behind his back. Maxine Waters says Bill O'Reilly belongs in jail. Trump rambles about chemical weapons attacks in Syria. Michele Bachman still around and still very crazy.  A trip down memory lane with Bill O'Reilly attacking rappers. Pepsi's insane and awful protest ad. Trump voters and racism and your calls and IMS.

Cast: Sam Seder, Michael Brooks, Matt Lech and Kelly Carey.

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Neil Gorsuch will be approved for the Supreme Court. Jeff Merkley, calls out the Republicans for stealing a Supreme Court seat. Chemical weapons attack in Syria. Russia's unlikely explanation. Trump has no plan on North Korea. Will Democrats win Tom Price's House seat. Still no deal on the Republicans Obamacare replacement. Record high support for Obamacare. Disparities in how much doctors make. There is a wage gap. Why is Bannon off the NSC?

On The Fun Half: Ivanka Trump has a mind blowing explanation for how she is avoiding conflict of interests. How Ivanka is complicit in Trump's global war on women. Roger Stone goes after Jared Kushner. Rick Perry is on the NSC. Louie CK, explains Donald Trump perfectly. Jason Miller pretends he does not know who Erik Prince is on an appearance on CNN. How Libertarians  get followers and your calls and IMs.

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Bill O'Reilly accuser on Bill's unwelcomely vigorous dating tactics.

Derek Davison (@dwdavison9318): How Trump is different regarding civilian casualties in conflict areas. The nonsensical love affair of the Trump-supporting 'anti-war' crowd. The wishful thinking of Trumpist foreign policy with respect to Moscow and Tehran.

Cory Pein (@coreypein): Silicon Valley's dangerous myths and how they synergize with the current political regime. The Dark Enlightenment as the tech manifestation of Red Pill philosophy. Bannon as a prime example. Peter Thiel and Milton Friedman's grandkid as fans of a blog by 'Mencius Moldbug' that argued for monarchy and that black people were better off under segregation.

On the fun half - Bernie sits down with Jane Mayer to talk campaign finance and tells Boston Dems that the democratic party lost more than Trump one, Trump wants Kushner to run the government, Chelsea Clinton doesn't think she's the best person to run for office in 2020, an Australian senator still thinks gay people can change who they are attracted to, and your calls and IMs.

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Ryan Grim, meets KKK for another showdown, he talks why the Republicans are on defense with the boys and we call Grim on lying to the people and abusing the first amendment.

KKK hits the big time. How buy gold and enlarge your manhood. Sean Hannity, exposes spring break

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Political strategist Cliff Schecter, explains why Devin Nunes needs to be thrown off of the Intelligence Committee and a Republican Congressman suggests that Congresspeople work for the President. Jack Kingston, spins for Trump. What game is Devin Nunes playing and is the White House throwing him under the bus? Mike Flynn is in trouble, but does he have any real information. Paul Manafort is still probably the center of the crime. Is the Russia story about organized crime or espionage. Is Trump going to finish his term? Republicans pass legislation attacking funding for Planned Parenthood and the dangerous Republican assault on the environment.

David Earl Waterman and Maggi Mayfield the co-hosts of the YTunes Shuffle podcast, why did Waterman have an enemy of Sam on his show? How Sam alienates people. The unique format of YTunes Shuffle. Did Sam like Seal in the 1990s. Does Waterman know Louie CK? Why Maggi.

On The Fun Half: Joe Biden wants to know why Democrats didn't talk about the Middle Class in 2016. Have we got Trump wrong on women. The state of the Gorsuch battle. Claire McCaskill voices concerns about filibustering Gorsuch. The climate crisis and Florida.

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Tanya Erzen, an associate professor of religion and gender studies at the University of Puget Sound, joins us to discuss her new book: "God in Captivity: The Rise of Faith-Based Prison Ministries in the Age of Mass Incarceration", explains what brought her to work inside the prison system and the shift of state prisons in religion training centers. What are  Faith Based Character institutions? Religion and saving individuals instead of focusing on structure. The theology of conversion. What is the purpose of prison? The important of questioning the system inside prison. Coercion and freedom of religion in religious training in captivity. Private prisons and religion. Watergate and the conservative idea of prison reform and slavery and the modern prison system.

On The Fun Half: Why the military can't protect us from cybercrime. David Samson is sentenced to a year of confinement to his vacation home. Bridget Kelly sentenced for Bridgegate, but she promises to not be a scapegoat. Rick Santorum says coal jobs "breathe oxygen in the lungs"  of into small towns. Progressive religion and prison reform. Rein Priebus is Trump's caretaker. Angela Rye won't talk with "bigot" Joe Walsh. Another ICE horror story. Did Keith Ellison mess up? Random Rush and your calls and IMs.

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House Republicans vote to keep themselves in the dark about Trump's taxes. Why Tax Reform could be the next GOP Waterloo. Devin Nunes continues wandering around Capital Hill not resigning from the intelligence committee. Trump/Russia probably more money laundering than manchurian candidate. A holocaust survivor tells acting ICE director he's on the "wrong side of history."

On the Fun Half - Can Democrats take Tom Price's seat in Georgia's 6th? Trump voters beg him to stop tweeting, Trump makes a mistake after saying it's important not to make mistakes, ICE happy to not have to chase the dangerous guys, and your calls and IMs.

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